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Drinking water catchment protection as disaster risk reduction: Modelling community support for restrictive recreation policy using the health belief model

Dr H Marlin

Drinking water contamination, which can result in the loss of life or injury to customers and damage to water sources...

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Sequencing-based monitoring of pathogenic viruses in wastewater

T A Prosun

The concept of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), which was initially developed for polioviruses (and a few other infections) many years ago, was widely...

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An eco-geomorphological modelling framework for vulnerability assessment of coastal wetlands

A Breda

Our world is going through a quick transformation, and a significant effort has been made to develop models to predict the impacts of...

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Application of high-frequency, real-time data for a fertiliser management decision-support system

M Luna, E Bertone, R Stewart

The purpose of the project, overall, is to look at ways to contribute to nutrient runoff mitigation and how real-time sensors can be used to...

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Colloidal silica and silica-rich nanoparticles through stages of reverse osmosis (RO) treating coal seam gas associated water: occcurrence, evolution and speciation

E Sarabian, G Birkett, S Pratt

Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane filtration is a very common process for treating a wide range of groundwater types including...

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Comparison of chlorine and ultraviolet disinfection processes for wastewater treatment

R Smith, A Allan

Disinfection is a crucial component of any wastewater treatment process. This ensures safety for customers, as well as environmental protection. Effluent should be...

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Developing a peaks-over-threshold based flow estimation method

X Pan, A Rahman

Flood is one of the worst natural disasters, which cause billions of dollars of damage globally each year. Due to climate change, flood severity is...

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Developing electrochemical sensors for real-time analysis of inorganic nitrogen in water

F Tan

In Australia, all wastewater treatment plant sites that release to receiving waters, implement programs to monitor and assess the effects of potential contaminant...

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Development of a sustainable automatic disinfection system for rainwater treatment

S Latif, A Rahmman, A Alim

In many remote areas, where mains water is unavailable, roof harvested rainwater (HRW) is one of the principal sources of drinking water. On many occasions, the...

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Development of new regional flood estimation methods for New South Wales

A Rahman

Design flood estimation is a major task in hydrologic design and often carried out using recorded flood data by at-site flood frequency analysis. Due to presence of...

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Development of strategies to reduce, remove and recover microplastics from the whole of water supply cycle

K Senathirajah

Microplastics, a recognised emerging contaminant, have been detected in the whole of water supply cycle, including raw water, treated drinking water as well as...

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Drought modelling and evaluation in south-east Australia

G Yildirim, A Rahman

Droughts are complex in nature and affect more people than any other natural hazard. An adequate monitoring on different aspects of droughts is required for effective...

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Effectiveness of rainwater harvesting systems for Australian capital cities

P Preeti, A Rahman

The aim of this doctoral research is to assess the water-saving potential and financial viability of a rainwater harvesting (RWH) system under different climatic...

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Effects of in-sewer processes on the fate of coronavirus in wastewater

Y Guo, G Jiang, M Sivakumar, S Luby

Wastewater based epidemiology (WBE) has the potential of becoming a powerful approach to monitor pathogen prevalence and serving timely intervention during...

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Enhanced stormwater treatment performance by design modifications to the permeable pavement structure

U Kuruppu, A Rahman, C Leo

Managing urban stormwater runoff is a challenge since quality of urban runoff can be degraded, and its quantity is increased as result of increased impervious...

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Enhancing integrated DAMO-anammox processes for nitrogen and methane removal

Y Chen

Beyond the limits of human sight is an unseen universe that only microscopes can explore. In wastewater, it’s full of microorganisms like bacteria. Alone bacteria may play a negligible role, but together...

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Enhancing wastewater-based epidemiology of pathogenic Campylobacter

S Zhang

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has raised great concerns of public health. Fast and efficient surveillance methodology is urgently required to strengthen the ability...

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Greater Hobart chlorine control review

R Murtagh-Linnell, A Rahman

This project aims to: (1) Assess what the chlorine dose rate and concentrations should be at various key points as water flows throughout the system. Different flow and water quality configurations will...

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Identification of homogeneous regions in regional flood frequency analysis under changing climate

A Ahmed, A Rahman

In water resources management and design of hydraulic structures, regional flood frequency analysis (RFFA) is needed as this can provide design flow estimation for...

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Impacts of climate change on temperature in New South Wales, Australia

O Laz, A Rahman, D Hagare

Climate change affects many aspects of the environment. One of these effects is a rising temperature. It is evident that both...

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Investigation of the presence and control of cyanobacteria in paper mill wastewaters

H Burger

To identify the basis for the occurrences of cyanobacteria to bloom proportions within the ponds of an Aerated Stabilisation Basin (ASB) for treatment of wastewaters from...

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Managing the risk of Legionella in drinking water treatment aeration systems

D Yunana

Legionella bacteria in natural and engineering water environments are considered one of the leading causes of waterborne disease outbreaks. Efforts to manage the frequency of...

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Non-stationary flood frequency analysis in Australia

A Hossain, A Rahman

Flood is one of the worst natural disasters, causing millions of dollars worth of damage and human deaths every year in Australia, and around the rest of...

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Online water quality monitoring and process control using UV-Vis sensors

Z Shi

Why and how suspended particles in the water affect water quality measurements using online UV-Vis instruments? How to eliminate particle interference and obtain...

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Regional flood frequency analysis in Australia using generalized extreme value distribution

L Rima, A Rahman, K Haddad

Flood is one of the most catastrophic natural disasters that bring disruptions to services and damages to infrastructure, agricultural production, and...

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Post-processing sub-seasonal to seasonal climate forecasts under climate change

Y Shao

Land surface air temperature and precipitation have shown marked temporal trends in many parts of the world over recent decades. For managing the impacts of...

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Regional flood frequency analysis using linear and non-linear techniques

A Zalnezhad, A Rahman, B Samali

Regional Flood Frequency Analysis (RFFA) is widely used in practice to estimate design floods in ungauged catchments. Previous studies on RFFA focused on...

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Religious motivations to preserve water: an Islamic perspective

M Hurayra, A Rahman, A Alim

Water has a special place in the world’s culture and religion. There are numerous rituals in different religions that revolve around water. Sustainable water use, which is...

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Solution to drinking water supply for rural community based on rainwater harvesting

Q Tranh Tri, A Rahman, M Alim

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems can be used to produce drinking water in rural communities where there are limited/no clean drinking water supplies. Previous research has...

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Use of microalgae for treating municipal wastewater reverse osmosis concentrate and resource recovery

A Mohseni, L Fan, F Roddick

Management of reject streams generated from reverse osmosis (RO) processes poses one of the major economic and environmental challenges facing the...

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